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    TLP trouble shooting

    Purportedly TLP will allow for starting and ending battery charging for Lenovo Think Pads at user selected levels. For example start at 40% and cut out at 80%.

    But none of my efforts to get this to happen have worked.

    Does anyone happen to know how to reveal what the problem(s) is/are?

    TIA for assistance.

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    Re: TLP trouble shooting

    Have you read the TLP manual from man tlp in terminal, which seems to answer your question.

    I do not have a Thinkpad so can not check this but much of the man output seems to be specifically for Thinkpads only, so it may be some help.
    Code:
    setcharge [START_CHARGE STOP_CHARGE] [BAT0|BAT1] (ThinkPads only)
                  Set charge thresholds of main (BAT0) or auxiliary (BAT1) battery temporarily.  Values must be between 1 and 100,
                  START_CHARGE must not exceed STOP_CHARGE - 4.  Configured thresholds are restored upon next system boot-up. When
                  called without arguments, configured thresholds are set.
    
    fullcharge [BAT0|BAT1] (ThinkPads only)
                  Set  charge thresholds of main (BAT0) or auxiliary (BAT1) battery to factory presets (96/100) temporarily (caus‐
                  ing a full charge).  Configured thresholds are restored upon next system boot-up.

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    Re: TLP trouble shooting

    There is a TLP web site with documentation and some of it is specific for Ubuntu. You do not tell us what version of Ubuntu you are using but if it is a version with Gnome 40 then there is a conflict between Gnome 40 power profiles and TLP power profiles.

    https://linrunner.de/tlp/installation/ubuntu.html

    Regards
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
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    Re: TLP trouble shooting

    Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Yes I consulted the man page. Perhaps I am missing something but the two scenarios - I don't think ... - pertain to my problem situation. I don't want a full charge nor to set temporary charging levels.

    I DO want to "permanently" change the charging levels to start at 40% and end at 80%.

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    Re: TLP trouble shooting

    Sorry to say I haven't been able to figure out the Gnome version. But ubuntu is 18.04.

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